Faculty Association Meeting – September 2017
September 19, 2017
Call to order
Tom Sparhawk called to order the regular meeting of the
Faculty Association at 2 pm on September 19, 2017
at Amherst Hall, Room 2203
The minutes from the previous meeting were available to all
members present. The following persons
were present: Matthew Latimer (Vice President), Lorenz Chan, Donna Hobbs,
Cynthia Lofaso, Juville Dario Becker, Shannon McDermott, Patti Saffioti, Alison
Moore, Lorna Nelson, David Lightfoot, Dennis Phillip, Jessy Hogan, Susan Anderson,
Rick Tyler, John Cullough, Ashley Pearson, and Xavier Retnam (Secretary).
Approval of minutes from last meeting
The minutes from the previous meeting were available to all members
present. The motion to approve the minutes passed with
the corrections of the spelling of names.
Patti mentioned about SAILS and requested the
faculty to notify non-attending students around the drop date. She said that it
is a federal mandate to report the non-attending students. Faculty should get
in touch with Hunter. Hunter directs the counselors to contact the students and
make the students drop. SAILS will be
discontinued, and David Lightfoot said that he will create an in-house advising
tool next year. Patti mentioned faculty
involvement for students’ success. Patti
mentioned that her office is contemplating whether the faculty should use texting
or not to contact the students. Tom
mentioned that we will discuss that later.
Discussion on committee assignments was
entertained. Tom mentioned that he uses the volunteers first and then puts the
rest in to committees as possible.
Faculty are satisfied with the committee assignments and there was no
Lorna reported that the IT committee discussed
the priorities we need to focus on.
There will be a tech related professional development activity in the
future. The committee will revise the
CVCC printing policy.
Matt reported on the Classroom structuring
Tom reported on the Student Success
Committee. He mentioned the possibility
of adding childcare center for students attending the college. Cynthia mentioned the ‘Poverty to Progress’
initiative at the Lynchburg schools.
Faculty expressed empathy on community problems that prevent potential
students from attending college.
Tom said that he plans to send emails to all
faculty the summary of reports from all
that there is no ‘No late Add’ policy in effect now. In Spring the students can
add courses with the permission of the Instructor. There was a discussion on
the late add policy. The existence of 14
week and 12 week classes may reduce the need for the late add policy.
Brown Bag lunch
will be at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at 1 pm on Thursdays.
There was a
discussion on summer work due to professional development funding.
up the discussion on VPT for Math and English. She needs volunteers to help the students
prepare for VPT. She needs five people
to work with the EC Glass students.
on the Professional Development Committee.
The due dates for applications are Sept 15 and Oct 15. She mentioned that there is a two-month time
prior approval is required for professional development activities. She announced the ‘brainstorming sessions’ on
Tom Sparhawk adjourned the meeting at 1:50 pm.
Minutes submitted by:
Minutes approved by: Tom